Outcome & Case
Data - Osteopathic
AS , Stouch B , and Coughlin PM
The effects of OMT on vital signs during headache.
There was an OMT
treatment group and controls including a sham treatment group and an untreated
group. Vital signs were taken before and after each treatment. Sinus headache
patients receiving OMT had an increase in oxygen saturation after treatment.
Migraine headache patients had a lower respiration rate and lower systolic blood
pressure after treatment.
These findings suggest that OMT is effective in helping to relieve
tension with concomitant changes in certain vital signs.
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Stoll ST and Mitra MM
Post-traumatic headache of cervical origin
The AAO Journal: A Publication of the American Academy of Osteopathy 2002
Case report of a middle
age man suffering from posttraumatic headaches. The patient was diagnosed with
neck pain and left shoulder strain. Osteopathic manipulation was used to relieve
the strains and headaches.
KL , Caughlin PM , and Stouch B
The evaluation of the effect of osteopathic manipulative techniques (OMT) on
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2001 Aug;101(8):474
Findings suggest that
OMT is effective in relieving pain due to sinus and tension headache
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AS , Coughlin PM , Nicholas AS , and Stewart PE
Evaluation of the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on headache pain:
single modality pain reduction. JAOA:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 1999 Aug;99(8):422
clinical outcomes pilot study was designed to determine the effectiveness of OMT
in alleviating the pain associated with headaches. Three types of headache were
assessed in the study: tension, migraine, and sinus. The results indicate that
OMT provides significant immediate pain relief when compared to sham treatment.
It was observed that migraine headaches relieved headache pain to the greatest
degree in terms of percentage of pain reduction as reported by study subjects.